Originally a shoe endorsed by french tennis player Robert Haillet. In 1971 american tennis player Stan Smith signed a contract with adidas. Since 1972 the shoe has been called adidas Stan Smith. The original Stan Smith had Stan´s face on the tongue and Robert Haillet´s signature next to Stan´s face. In 1978 adidas removed the Haillet signature and replaced it with Stan Smith´s own signature. Since then we´ve seen loads of different versions.